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Some of the newer compressions for audio files such as AAC, or MPEG-4 audio, are much more efficient than older formats like MP3, and often have higher quality sound. The problem is that these AAC files cannot be archived on audio or data CD because of compatibility issues.This is scary because if your hard drive were to crash, you may lose all the AAC files you've purchased online! Luckily, this simple little conversion tool will allow you to convert AAC files to the more versatile and useable file type, AIFF.

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Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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I downloaded the convertor today and had to select the file twice, then the second conversion had no audio. I can't recommend this at this time. 1/3/06

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Version 1.0
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get a copy of itunes 4.2 then you can convert from aac to mp3 just by selecting the file and right clicking (this was before apple got all microsoft on us)

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Version 1.0
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aac encoder worked, creating an aif file of the song, but the song is 4 minutes of silence. Does this not work with 'locked' aac files purchased from Apple? I want to use aif for Final Cut Pro.

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Version 1.0
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It's ok but I think my way is much easier... I use Sound Studio which comes standard with all iBooks to convert my aac files to aiff and then to mp3 using iTunes...I know what i'm doing... but this app does seem to shorten the process so great for saving time

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Version 1.0
Tim
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could you tell me more? I'm a new mac user (ibook) and I have a ton of music in different file types. i also use a pc at work and my ibook at home. it seems to me that if i could get all my music converted to mp3, i should be able to use it on both machines, but i have some files on my ibook that are wma and some files on my pc that are aac. i just want to convert everything to mp3 on both machines.... thanks.

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No sound

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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thanks, this app was just what I needed. slow on my ibook, but like others have said, it does the job. For an excellent price, I might add.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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Regarding the "albeit slow" comment I posted a few mintues ago, I was mislead by the fact that the file icon did not show up on the desktop promptly. It's only taking a few seconds to convert files on the D2G5 after all (five file conversions took less than 3 seconds each).

Now, about converting audio books...

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Version 1.0
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Worked well on a few files about 7MB in size. No spinning ball indicator on my dual2G5 w/4GB of memory. Didn't use more than 98% of one processor, and quite often used very few resources for periods of time. Does a fine job albeit slowly.

I would really like to be able to convert audio books to MP3 for archiving. These tend to be more than 8hrs in length per segment, which causes an immediate "error: buffer~NewMovieFromFile, -2048". Please add this to the feature wish list. Thanks!

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Doesn't work for me. All I get is a 1 second .aif file with no audio.

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Does the job, but as it says it is sloooow. No problem running the program on my PowerBook G4.

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Downloads 10,590
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Date 19 Oct 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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